Kyrie Irving was the subject of some bad fan behavior by Celtics fans despite his requests from them. It seems this has got to him by now.
The Brooklyn Nets have taken a decisive 3-1 series lead today after beating the Boston Celtics 141-126. Boston began the game hot, racing out to a first quarter lead. What the Cs did not bargain for, however, was Brooklyn sustaining its offense for 4 quarters at that rate.
The Nets retook the lead in the 2nd quarter, going into the break with a 13-point advantage at the half. And it was all downhill from there, as the Celtics tried, but failed to contain Kevin Durant and co.
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Kevin Durant exploded for 42 points on the night as he wanted to ensure there were no jitters. His 42 were well-complemented by Kyrie, who had 39 on 24 shots. James Harden rounded out the big 3 with an incredible 23 point, 18 assist outing that is a playoff best for the Beard in assists.
Kyrie Irving reacts to Celtics fan throwing bottle at him
Boston managed to go a whole game without much of a hysteria regarding Kyrie’s return. The fans, however, remain sore about the manner of his departure. Many think that he sabotaged the Celtics in their series against Milwaukee before signing with the Nets.
The bottle-throwing incident, therefore, wasn’t much of a surprise for onlookers. It just goes on to prove that Boston fandom is no better than the rest of USA today. Fans in New York, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia have all previously acted up just this week.
Kyrie seemingly has had enough of Boston fans and the way they’ve been treating it, judging from his indignant reaction after the game. The way that he walks up to center court to stamp on the logo seems to indicate all of this vitriol inside him.
Kyrie appeared to step on the Boston logo as he greeted his teammates at half court postgame.
— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2021
Kyrie is well within his rights to be disgruntled about the way he’s being treated by Boston sports fans. No fanbase is entitled to permanent love from any player irrespective of how they stuck behind him when he was in Boston.